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SEC BASEBALL STOCK EXCHANGE WEEK 5


Week five saw the Florida, LSU, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Auburn, Mississippi State and Arkansas all pick up big series victories. Here is the SEC Baseball Stock Exchange for week 5.

STOCK PRICE HIGH

ARKANSAS- The Hogs scored 30 runs in picking up their second SEC sweep of the season, this one over Georgia. Arkansas currently leads the SEC in both hits (380) and home runs (52). They'll visit Auburn this weekend.

AUBURN- After losing their first SEC series of 2017 to improving Texas A&M, the Tigers got back on track with a 2-1 series victory at Tennessee. Auburn withstood a late rally by the Vols to secure a 3-2 victory on Thursday night.

KENTUCKY- UK leads the league in batting average (.306) and has led that statistical category all season. Another weekend, another Wildcat series win. This time the Cats go to Columbia and beat Mizzou in two out of three. Things should be rocking in Lexington this weekend when the Cats host LSU.

MISSISSIPPI STATE- State won its fourth straight conference series with a 2-1 series win at South Carolina. The Bulldogs are getting it done at the plate where they rank in the top five of the league in batting average (.293), hits (376) and home runs (39). MSU will host struggling Bama this weekend.

LSU- After a topsy, turvy league start, LSU has been strong with two straight series victories. Most recently, the Tigers picked up a 2-1 home series victory over Ole Miss. This weekend the Tigers will travel to SEC East leading Kentucky.

STOCK PRICE SO-SO

FLORIDA- The Gators scored 30 runs in just two games at Vandy picking up a 2-1 series win and have now moved into second place in the East. The Gators get a home series against South Carolina this weekend.

TEXAS A&M- After a sluggish league start, the Aggies have now won three straight series and have moved above .500 in SEC play. A home series this weekend against Tennessee offers A&M a chance to move up even more.

SOUTH CAROLINA- Carolina, proclaimed by the experts to be a national seed a few weeks ago, has now lost three straight SEC series. This week it was Mississippi State that took the Gamecocks down in Columbia. It doesn't get any easier for USC, which must travel to Gainesville this weekend to face the Gators.

OLE MISS- The Rebels lost a close series 2-1 series at LSU which included a close 3-2 loss in the series finale on Saturday. The hard luck Rebels will host a feisty Missouri squad this weekend.

VANDERBILT- What has happened to Vandy's pitching which is now an unheard of 10th in the league in ERA (3.80)? On the bright side, it does look like star righty Kyle Wright is out of his slump. He struck out 13 Gators in a masterful performance on Friday's 2-0 shutout of Florida. Now the other two starters have to get it together.

MISSOURI- Missouri is one of those "on the cusp" teams. They've had tough series against Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky. This weekend the travel to Ole Miss for three games. If they can pull out a series win they'll be on their way.

STOCK PRICE LOW

GEORGIA- A couple weeks ago it looked like the Bulldogs were making a move for the better when they took a series in Knoxville. Now the Dawgs have lost five of their last six conference contests. Most recently they were swept at a very good Arkansas team. UGA will work to get back in the win column when it hosts Vandy for three this weekend.

TENNESSEE- The Vols are playing better ball and would have pulled off a series win over Auburn had it not been for that 3-2 loss in game 1. UT travels to Texas A&M this weekend.

ALABAMA- Bama baseball is in rough shape. This weekend's sweep came courtesy of Texas A&M. The Tides gets a short ride to Starkville this weekend to face tough Mississippi State. At least win one.

SEC BASEBALL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

All times eastern

Tuesday, April 18
Auburn at Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. 6 p.m. | ESPN3
North Florida at Florida Gainesville, Fla. 6:30 p.m. | SECN+
Alcorn State at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 7 p.m. | SECN+
Louisville at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 7 p.m. | SEC Network
Davidson at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 7 p.m. | SECN+
Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. 7 p.m.
Memphis at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+
Lamar at LSU Baton Rouge, La. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+
Mississippi State at South Alabama Mobile, Ala. 7:30 p.m.
Missouri State at Missouri Columbia, Mo. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+
Texas A&M at UT-Arlington Arlington, Texas 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19
UNC Asheville at Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. 6 p.m.
Georgia at Clemson Clemson, S.C. 6:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Arkansas vs. Memphis North Little Rock, Ark. 7:30 p.m.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Ole Miss Oxford, Miss. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+

Thursday, April 20
Alabama at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 7 p.m. | SEC Network
South Carolina at Florida Gainesville, Fla. 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Friday, April 21
Tennessee at Texas A&M College Station, Texas 3 p.m. | SECN+
LSU at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 6:30 p.m. | SECN+
Arkansas at Auburn Auburn, Ala. 7 p.m. | SECN+
Vanderbilt at Georgia Athens, Ga. 7 p.m. | ESPNU
South Carolina at Florida Gainesville, Fla. 7 p.m. | SEC Network
Alabama at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+
Missouri at Ole Miss Oxford, Miss. 7:30 p.m. | SECN+

Saturday, April 22
South Carolina at Florida Gainesville, Fla. 12 p.m. | ESPN2
Arkansas at Auburn Auburn, Ala. 2 p.m. | SECN+
Alabama at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 3 p.m. | SECN+
Tennessee at Texas A&M College Station, Texas 3 p.m. | SECN+
Missouri at Ole Miss Oxford, Miss. 5 p.m. | SECN+
Vanderbilt at Georgia Athens, Ga. 6 p.m. | SECN+
LSU at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 6:30 p.m. | SECN+

Sunday, April 23
Vanderbilt at Georgia Athens, Ga. 1 p.m. | SECN+
LSU at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 1 p.m. | SECN+
Tennessee at Texas A&M College Station, Texas 2 p.m. | SECN+
Missouri at Ole Miss Oxford, Miss. 2:30 p.m. | SECN+
Arkansas at Auburn Auburn, Ala. 4 p.m. | SEC Network

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